Each Monday, The Herald Bulletin publishes “You Said It,” a compilation of reader comments coupled with responses by the newspaper’s editorial board.
Jurors took less than an hour Friday to find Dylan Tate guilty of the murder of 18-month-old Harlan Haines. (Published June 14)
• "Life without parole isn’t good enough. Not this time!"
• "This guy will never get out of prison, regardless of the sentence."
• "Thank you to this jury. May God be with you as you have been forever changed."
THB: As each of the heartbreaking details saw the light of day during this emotionally charged trial, it was so painful to imagine little Harlan's horrible end. But, though it may not be to the extent some wish, there has been justice for Harlan, which hopefully will bring some peace to those who loved him.
The Madison County Plan Commission has set a public hearing concerning a possible six-month moratorium on future solar farm developments. But it would not affect the already approved Lone Oak Solar Farm. (Published June 12)
• "Can’t stop progress."
• "All of the solar and wind farms that we already have don't even power Indiana."
• "If you would have attended these public meetings you would have known that we also are for clean energy but there are better places to put these and prime farmland is not one of them."
THB: The public shouldn't fear clean energy. Public officials shouldn't fear reprisal for supporting progress. Perhaps instead of a moratorium, the county should consider what it wants and what it's willing to give for these type of projects.
Denise Sawyer Chamberlain notices the glances, the double takes and the looks she gets because of her vitiligo, a condition that affects the pigment of her skin. But stare for too long and she’ll tell you about it. (Published June 10)
• "What a gift to share your inner and outer beauty so openly."
• "Powerful story. Thank you for sharing it."
• "Our differences make this world a beautiful place. Bravely being you can be hard for many people — way to inspire and lead! Your willingness to share yourself and be comfortable in the world will embolden others with all types of differences."
THB: Denise is an inspiration to us all. She's found strength and purpose in sharing her story. An absolute beauty inside and out.